WVC Officials break ground on Wells Hall replacement

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Wenatchee Valley College officials broke ground on the Wells Hall building replacement project Tuesday evening.

The featured comments from the college, elected and community leaders and included WVC President, Jim Richardson.

The $37 million project will involve partial demolition of the existing 28-thousand square foot building including offices and 12 classrooms but leave intact the existing campus theater.

The building will be replaced with a new 70-thousand square foot structure with 25 classrooms and a conference center.

The three-story building will also be home to a new Emergency Operations Center which Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says can be used during natural disasters and wildfires.

Demolition is scheduled to begin in November with construction completion slated for the 2021 fall term.

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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.